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Sakiai (Šakiai)
 

Sakiai (Šakiai)

Šakiai district municipality is the largest municipality of Marijampolė county, located in the southwest of Lithuania, at the border with Kaliningrad Region. The entire territory of the county is situated in the Užnemunė Lowland. In the north, the Nemunas separates the municipality from Jurbarkas district; in the west, the Šešupė (the district is crossed by its tributaries – the Nova, Siesartis and Jotija) separates it from Kaliningrad Region and Vilkaviškis district, the small river of Liekė and Rūdšilis forest – from Kaliningrad Region. The Nemunas riverside, crossed by tens of small rivers and streams, peppered with castle mounds and tumuli, spreads from Pavilkijys to Sudargas and forms Panemuniai Regional Park, which was established in 1992 in order to preserve the unique landscape of the lower reaches of the Nemunas. Agricultural land makes up 68 %, forests – 22.8 %, roads – 1.9 %, built-up area – 1.7 %, water bodies – 2.1 %, other land – 3.5 % of the municipality.

There are three towns (Gelgaudiškis, Kudirkos Naumiestis, Šakiai) and eight townships (Barzdai, Griškabūdis, Kriūkai, Lekėčiai, Lukšiai, Sintautai, Žemoji Panemunė, Žvirgždaičiai). The centre of the district municipality is Šakiai. City rights were obtained by Šakiai at the beginning of the 19th century.

From time immemorial, Šakiai district has been famous as a land of good farmers. Rich loam and soddy podzolic soils provide favourable conditions for growing agricultural crops. Almost ideally flat valleys, crossed by rivers, a rational network of settlements allow using modern equipment and applying progressive technologies. However, keeping in mind the realities of the information society, the quality of life in rural areas is improved by increasing employment, i.e. by promoting the shift from agricultural to non-agricultural activities, as well as development of services provided to the rural population, and crafts.

Šakiai region is characterised not only by large areas of rich soil, but also by the natural landscape, which has been preserved in many localities; it is one of the ecologically cleanest regions of Lithuania. The beauty of nature is preserved in as many as seven national reserves. Travellers are attracted not only by enchanting old mansions situated on the bank of the Nemunas, but also by those of Gelgaudiškis and Ilguva, Kiduliai and Zypliai, architecture of churches in Griškabūdis and Kudirkos Naumiestis, museums of Vincas Kudirka and Zanavykai region, Šventaduobė (uncovered chapel) in Plokščiai, as well as many other cultural and natural objects protected by the state. There are numerous cultural values (namely artistic objects) in churches: those are the works of art created by professional, folk, and unknown artists.

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Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!